A Winter Solstice Trataka Meditation to Honor the Longest Night of the Year

Today, in the Northern Hemisphere, we have arrived at the shortest day and longest night of the year. Known as the winter solstice, this moment in time gives us the opportunity to slow down, make space for self-reflection and bravely step into our shadow work. Shadow work, a term coined by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, invites us to acknowledge and explore the aspects of ourselves we tend to keep hidden and ignore in our daily lives. This may be our fears, worries, repressed emotions and/or thoughts of self-doubt. From an Ayurvedic perspective, shadow work is necessary in order to cultivate deeper self-love, radical self-acceptance and full conscious awareness. 

The Guest House by Rumi

Tonight, we invite you to join us in a guided Trataka (candle gazing) Meditation where we will honor both the darkness and the emerging light, allowing what is lying dormant within each of us space to breathe. With this Winter Solstice Ritual, we hope for you to commune with your true nature as spirit and cultivate a grounded, nurtured energy to move you steadfastly through the cold winter months which lie ahead.

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Hero image by Simon Berger: https://www.pexels.com/photo/landscape-photography-of-snow-pathway-between-trees-during-winter-688660/

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